Step 19: Mega Man Costume

Here are some shots of the finished product being modeled by my son.
<p>where does one get &quot;blue foam&quot;</p>
Unfortunately I found that at a thrift shop. You can get foam floor tiles and (like for kids play areas) and use that.
<p>I got a super cheap sleeping mat for camping that doubles as a yoga mat. Perfect size for adult sized boots. </p>
Walmart sporting goods
<p>Do you have the template for those boots and the cuffs? I'm gonna make myself the costume to wear so I'll need to upsize them to fit me though.</p><p>I'm also gonna get perfect morph suits to create my megaman costume.</p>
I don't have a template. I the basic shape out of brown paper, then cut it down until I had the right size/shape.
<p>What is this foam called and where can I find it?</p>
<p>I am not sure what the foam is called, but it is amazing :)</p><p>If you are in the states, I get it at Walmart in the camping section, it is a camping mat. It is the same kind of foam that swimming noodles are made of.</p>
<p>thank you so much for posting this! I'm going to start working on my son's this week. We won't have to make the arm cannon or helmet bc he got it for Christmas last year. But those boots are fantastic and so perfectly simple! I hope I don't screw it up. </p>
<p>I'm thinking of using this tutorial (primarily the part here about the feet) for a Vile cosplay I'm making. Before I end up possibly making a mistake, were the feet/boots easy to move around in?</p>
So my son did ok with them. It really needed a better attachment to the shoe than what I had. If they were directly attached to the shoe, then no problem what so ever.<br><br>My suggestion would be, if this is the proper shape, us the materials I did, they were super easy to make, then find/figure out a better foot attachment.<br><br>One thought off the top of my head is to build your own boot like thing where you just slip it on and there is no shoe needed.
OMG.. this is sooo dope! i totally want to build one! perhaps having a child would be helpful first lol <br>
Parenting, you're doing great !!!
Can't... stand... the CUTENESS!
Will the Mega Buster fit most anyone, or just the little guys?
These were sized for the kids. You could use larger components to size it up.
very cute
How'd you make the ear piece, though?
Again, I just shaped them out of that rigid foam that I had. Then covered them with fabric attached by hot glue. In my protoman costume I achieved the same effect by using sink drain covers/gaurds.
What do you mean by &quot; added the widow's peak to the the helmet just with black electrical tape&quot;?
I cut a piece of foam into a triangle shape, then taped it to the helmet with electrical tape. :) Let me know if that isn't enough info. You can also check out my Protoman costume, it might explain another way I made the same effect.
Where'd you find your foam?
I found mine at Goodwill :), I have since seen the foam for the boots at Walmart (cheap yoga/camping mat). The helmet foam, you could probably use the craft foam found at any craft store, and just glue pieces of it together (and shape it as you glue the pieces together).
Heh heh do you kids even know what a nes is?
Thank you so much for this instructable! It made it so much easier for me to make my costume this year! It was a big hit with my friends and the folks at the costume party I went to! :D
Awesome! Glad it came out so well!
Your costume was a HUGE inspiration for my son's costume this year. I tried to follow what you did pretty closely and I think it turned out great!! Thanks for the ideas
Frickin' fantastic! I love it! Good job! Thanks for including the picture.
We did a Megaman costume for a friend because he really likes Megaman.
I'm not sure if I should feel creeped out by this, or mildly amused.
I love this mega man costume and I want to make one for myself! ^_^ But I'm a little in the dark about where to get some of the supplies... <br> <br>What exactly is Blue Foam and where can it be purchased? Also, I have no idea where to get LED's... <br> <br>Help please! T.T Thanks so much! This costume rocks!
The blue foam was picked up in goodwill, I have no idea where to get it. You could substitute regular styrofoam, you would just have to form it properly to fit the helmet. Also check out my Proto Man Costume as I did make some design improvements with it.<br><br>If you mean the blue foam for the boots, that is just yoga mate material.<br><br>LED's I got from http://www.superbrightleds.com/ Good prices and quick shipments.
I have to say, I just joined instructables so I could view all of your pictures. I plan on making some of these for my family for halloween 2011 and I will be using your instructable as a guide for sure! We're doing mega man(my 5yo), mega man X(me) and either Alia or cinammon from the X series(my wife).
Thanks so much these were a ton of fun! Please let me know if you improve on the design. And I would love to see the end results.
hey man, I did some parts of &quot;X&quot; were actually 2 helmets and two guns, for my nephews who are twins: D <br>I'm from Arequipa, Peru
NIce! I bet they enjoyed them!
wow! very creative and your son is adorable!<br>What's next??? Mega Man X???
Actually this is from two years ago, last year I did <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Yoshi-Mascot-and-Baby-Mario-Costumes-for-Toddlers/">Yoshi and Mario</a>, this year I did <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Proto-Man-Costume/">Proto Man</a> and Dr. Light.<br> <br> :)
so cute the baby! so smart the dady!
I saw your son at Anime Banzai and I thought it was amazing
?!? Is that a web site? If it is a convention, it wasn't my son ;) I know of at least a couple people that have made this costume because of the directions. I would love to see some pics!
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&amp;section=&amp;global=1&amp;q=megaman+banzai#/d30lzz4<br>there is a picture, it was an anime convention they used your suit, but looking at the two children they look different
Thanks so much for this picture! It is great to see the instructable actually get used!
Do you know of any other place I could get foam? Those water dumbbells seem kinda expensive just for foam.
Understand, I picked these up for next to nothing at a thrift store. So this year I am using hair stopper sink drain covers for the ears. And for the widows peak a piece of plastic (like the frisbee in back). For the other pieces you could use a different kind of foam.
What is on the inside of the foam?
Just the shoe, which I glued velcro to the shoe and the foam to keep it in place, plus the strap that went under the shoe. This wasn't the best design. I am making something similar this year, and am probably going to use some kind of foam under underneath these forms. I will get back with you on this :).
this is so cool! i'd like to copy this but an ASTROBOY costume for my 3yr old! he likes astroboy!
Haha! :) We almost did Astroboy last year, but ended up doing mario and yoshi :)

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